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Science is Nowak’s beat

David Nowak

Glen Nowak is a senior adviser at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At MU, he is a visiting professional with Mizzou Advantage. Photo by Nicholas Benner

At an MU reception Feb. 29, 2012, in the Donald W. Reynolds Alumni Center, Glen Nowak spoke of the symbiosis he’s experienced since arriving on campus as the first Mizzou Advantage Distinguished Visiting Professional.

Nowak, a leading expert in strategic communication in health and sciences, has a lot to offer a university dedicated to improving its global communications. But the MU community has also taught him a thing or two. 

“My boss says it’s equally important I bring back things I learn here,” Nowak said.

Throughout 2012, Nowak, a senior adviser at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is splitting his time between Columbia and the CDC offices in Atlanta.

Since arriving, Nowak has collaborated with faculty and staff across an array of disciplines to help the university increase and promote nationally and globally its research and instruction.

Jack Schultz, director of the Bond Life Sciences Center, said Nowak fits in with Mizzou Advantage’s goal of increasing MU’s global visibility and stature in higher education.